15 Mother's Day Gifts Under $50, Because Momma Didn't Raise A Fool

You want to give your mom the world, but staying within your personal budget can make that want pretty impossible to achieve. Thankfully, there are more than a few Mother's Day gifts under $50 that will show the special woman in your life how much she means to you, and without landing you under a mountain of debt. After all, your mom didn't raise a fool.

Keeping your gifts within the reasonable price range is pretty wise, regardless of the occasion. But average Mother's Day spending is around $180 per person for 2018, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), so staying within budget is much easier said than done. Total spending for the holiday has increased by the billions over the last 10 years, too, so not going for broke seems to be a common problem. Of course, our moms deserve all the love and praise in the world, so I'm not saying you have to play it cheap. But it's OK if you're a little skeptical of overpriced floral arrangements or expensive brunches. There are plenty of ways to show your mom just how thankful you are, and you don't need a heap of money to do it.

Plus, working within a budget doesn't have to crimp your style. Popular brands like Kate Spade, Anthropologie, and Madewell all make mom-worthy gifts that cost less than $50. It's all cool stuff that your mom will likely treasure for years to come, too. So read on to discover the Mother's Day gifts that offer the most bang for your buck.


A Summery Wallet

Leather Pouch Wallet, $30, Madewell

Help your mom stay organized with this festive pouch. The little embroidered suns make it perfect for any upcoming warm weather days.


Pretty Vase Bookends

Handmade Vase Bookends, $40, Uncommon Goods

Take your mom's decor game to the next level with these unique bookends. They can hold fresh flowers, stationary, or even paintbrushes.


A Supercool Candle

Capri Blue Jar Candle, $28, Anthropologie

This candle helps your mom's house smell like an Anthropologie store. It's a relaxing and hip fragrance in a perfectly designed jar.


Some Gorgeous Petits Fours

Pastel Petits Fours, $40, World Market

These divine little cakes are almost too pretty to eat. (Almost.)


A Cozy Neck Pillow

Lavender Neck Wrap, $30, Hallmark

This aromatic pillow is perfect for relaxing. Plus, it can be used for warm or cold aromatherapy.


An Awesome Skincare Set

Renew & Energize Skincare Set, $48, Origins

Give your mom a chill home spa day with this set. It includes all sorts of moisturizers, a charcoal face mask, and a travel candle.


Pretty Pearl Earrings

Cultured Pearl Stud Earrings, $49, Macys

Marked down from $150, these pearl studs offer your mom a classic jewelry look without breaking the bank. They will go with pretty much every outfit, too.


A Spring-To-Summer Scarf

Women's Pistil Malia Scarf, $38, Duluth Trading

Large enough to act as a scarf or wrap, this light cotton scarf will go with everything your mom wears. Basically, it won't leave her side all summer long.


An Adorable Jewelry Box

Keaton Jewelry Box, $40, Kate Spade

This shiny keepsake box will look amazing on your mom's dresser. It's equal parts modern and precious.


Mom & Child Sculpture

Handcrafted Mother and Child Wood Sculpture, $43, Novica

This beautiful sculpture celebrates one of the strongest bonds in the world. Your mom will love this sweet reminder of her kid.


Vacation-Ready Flip Flops

Ariel Flip Flops by Havaianas, $30, Shop Disney

If you can't send your mom to Disney World for Mother's Day, these shoes will help put her in vacation mode anyway. These famously durable flip-flops feature a nod to the underwater Disney princess.


Motivational Tote Bag

Take A Deep Breath Tote Bag, $21, Society 6

You can never have too many tote bags. And this hand-lettered, pretty design will remind your mom to take a pause throughout the day.


Super Sweet Candies

Lilly Pulitzer Mermaid Candy Bento Box, $30, Sugarfina

The trendy confectioner just keeps creating magical treats. This set, with pineapples, flamingos, and butterflies, is all about those tropical getaway vibes.


A Blooming Awesome Planner

Deluxe Monthly Planner, $15, Erin Condren

Your mom can embrace the planner trend with this gorgeous monthly planner. It's customizable with stickers and a handy folder.


A Crazy-Popular Eyeshadow Palette

Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette, $42, Sephora

Anastasia Beverly Hills has created some cult-favorite eye makeup, and this beautiful palette is no exception. Its versatile shades can go from everyday looks to absolute glam in no time.

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